Beauty trend of the 2012 Met Gala: Lana Del Rey leads dark '30s lipstick
As the title of this years Met Gala exhibition was "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations", a homage to Elsa Schiaparelli's thirties era was always going to emerge as a trend on the red carpet - and it did: dark lips reigned supreme!
A whole gang of daring starlets used dark, berry-coloured lips to channel the era, making last night's red carpet one of the most interesting we've had in a while! Kate Bosworth (above) was one of my favourite examples, who matched her lips to the top colour of her fringed, ombre dress - which went from a deep burgundy to midnight blue towards the hem - with NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga (£18.50). The actress perfectly paired the dramatic feature with an otherwise minimal look: flawless, velvety skin, long fluttery lashes and a tiny plaited bun right on top of her head.
Jessica Alba also took on the trend, although she went for a rich terrecotta-red, which she paired with gorgeous low parted, old Hollywood waved hair, bronzed skin and some extremely full lashes. Beautiful.
Girl of the moment Lana Del Rey - whose dress was awesome, btw - is never one to stay away from a retro era trend, and she dived headfirst into the look, sporting deep matte burgundy lips with a perfectly painted cupid's bow (another nod to the '30s). Her usual long, waved hair (find out how to get her look here) accompanied them, although in a darker brown shade than usual, giving a very sultry finish. The cape maybe have been a mistake though - with the lips it made her look like she'd got lost on the way to Hogwarts.
Actress Camilla Belle also rocked the trend, although she stood apart from the others by wearing a super glossy shade that gave her a very Hollywood finish. Camilla's thick bold brows helped to balance out the dark colour, so her eyes were quite understated, with just some highlighter around the inner lashline to brighten them up. A touch of peachy bronze colour on her cheeks kept her skin from looking washed out next to the dramatic pops of colour.
Check out all the fashion from the 2012 Met Gala at Catwalk Queen.